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Windows 7: I crash, dunno what's causing it

11 Jun 2010   #1
djbded

windows 7
 
 
I crash, dunno what's causing it

I think it may be my GPU; Asus GTX 280.

Sometimes after I login into my user the screen goes weird (2 tone red and black, looks pixelated too). I will try to take a pic of it when it next happens and upload it. when this happens i just reboot and hope it works properly, most of the time it does.
this also happens seemingly at random during games i play (mount and blade warband atm).

specs:
cpu: intel quad q6700
gpu: asus gtx 280
Hard drive: WD caviar black 750 gig
psu: corsair 750
mobo: p5nesli

is my gpu dying?


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11 Jun 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello !!

Follow this article Run Selective Startup using System Configuration and reboot in Selective Startup and see if that fixes your problem.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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11 Jun 2010   #3
djbded

windows 7
 
 

i tried that and nothing untoward happened.
these are the services at normal startup:
realtek hd audio manager
microsoft windows mobile device center
avast antivirus
groovemonitor utility
adobe acrobat
adobe reader and acrobat manager
java platform se auto updater 2.0
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11 Jun 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djbded View Post
i tried that and nothing untoward happened.
these are the services at normal startup:
realtek hd audio manager
microsoft windows mobile device center
avast antivirus
groovemonitor utility
adobe acrobat
adobe reader and acrobat manager
java platform se auto updater 2.0
Well disable all of them including Avast

- Captain
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11 Jun 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try this free video stress test: FurMark: Graphics Card Stability and Stress Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net
Quote:
FurMark Setup:
- If you have more than one GPU, select Multi-GPU during setup
- In the Run mode box, select "Stability Test" and "Log GPU Temperature"
Click "Go" to start the test
- Run the test until the GPU temperature maxes out - or until you start having problems (whichever comes first).
- Click "Quit" to exit
Also, uninstall your current GFX drivers and install a fresh copy.
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02 Jul 2010   #6
djbded

windows 7
 
 

i found others with the same problem:
GTX280 Problems. Please Help! - NVIDIA Forums

and this video:
YouTube - Geforce GTX 280 freeze solution

looks like there is something wrong with my gpu and as yet no one has been able to figure out what exactly
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02 Jul 2010   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by djbded View Post
i found others with the same problem:
GTX280 Problems. Please Help! - NVIDIA Forums

and this video:
YouTube - Geforce GTX 280 freeze solution

looks like there is something wrong with my gpu and as yet no one has been able to figure out what exactly
Did you try the stress test what Jonathan suggestion ?? Mostly it might be the GPU itself if it covers under warranty see if you get a replacement. If not borrow one from your friend and see if that works fine. If so then you can probably get a new one.

Good Luck,
Captain
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04 Jul 2010   #8
djbded

windows 7
 
 

yeah, i tried Furmark, Heaven Benchmark v2.1 and X3 Terran Conflict Rolling Demo. it's weird, sometimes it crashes but most of the time it doesn't. oh well, gives me an excuse to build a new computer
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